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Jill Shepherd's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Jill Shepherd
Wisdom and compassion are two themes that inform my current exploration of the dharma, and I aspire to integrate these as fully as I can in both formal practice and daily life.
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2022-11-27 Contemplation of impermanence and death 54:24
Exploring practices from the first establishment of mindfulness - that supporting insight into impermanence of the body
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-11-16 Comparing mind 49:10
An exploration of mana, comparing mind, and its roots in craving for becoming and non-becoming
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-11-13 Liberation through non-clinging 46:56
An exploration of the clinging aggregate of Saṅkhāra, volitional mental formations, and their role in constructing self-view
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-11-06 Right effort 51:14
Exploring ways that effort can become unbalanced, some antidotes, and the Buddhas four-part definition of right effort in the noble eightfold path.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-11-03 Mindfulness Of Cetana/Intention 55:52
Exploring the "about to" moment of intention that occurs before every action of body, speech, and mind.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-10-30 An overview of the four Bramhavihara. 44:02
How the four skillful qualities of kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity work together to support balanced practice
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-10-29 Instructions: mindfulness of breathing part one 45:02
Beginning with the usual anchors, then exploring physical sensations of breathing, then the whole body, using mental noting
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-10-27 Intro To Brahmavihara Practice 44:09
A short explanation of how Brahmavihara practice supports insight and vice versa and then a guided meditation easing into cultivating kindness.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2020-02-18 Instructions and guided meditation cultivating equanimity 39:17
Using the "reciting phrases" method of practice to develop equanimity for a difficult or so-called "sticky" person, someone who we would like to be different in some way, or someone we wish our relationship with them was different in some way
Strengthening the Heart: Lovingkindness Retreat
2020-02-17 Instructions and guided meditation cultivating mudita 44:23
Using the "reciting phrases" method of practice to develop mudita for a good friend whose life is currently going well
Strengthening the Heart: Lovingkindness Retreat

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